Jeff Miller

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Title: 
Biology Faculty
 Phone: 623.935.8708
 Location: EST N 231
Monday:
8:00 am-8:30 am
Wednesday:
8:00 am-8:30 am
Office Hours Additional Information 
Office hours held in MON105.

Jeff.Miller

Education 
B.S. in Zoology
University of Wisconsin - Madison (1985-1989)
Ph.D. in Cell and Developmental Biology
Duke University, Durham, NC (1989-1995)
Post-doctoral Fellow
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Washington - Seattle (1995-2000)
Assistant Professor
University of Minnesota (2000-2007)
Professor
Estrella Mountain Community College (2007-present)
Academic Interests 
Cell and developmental biology, Marine biology, Ecology and Biodiversity
Publications & Intellectual Contributions 

Selected Research Publications

“Enabled (Xena) regulates neural plate morphogenesis, apical constriction, and cellular adhesion required for neural tube closure in Xenopus”, Roffers-Agarwal J, Xanthos JB, Kragtorp KA, Miller JR, Dev Biol. 314:393-403, (2008).

“Integrin alpha5 is required for somite rotation and boundary formation in Xenopus”, Kragtorp KA, Miller JR, Dev Dyn. 236(9):2713-2720, (2007).

 “Regulation of otic vesicle development by Ena/VASP-like (Evl) during Xenopus development”, Wanner SJ, and Miller JR, J. Cell Science 120:2641-2651, (2007).

“Regulation of somitogenesis by Ena/VASP proteins and FAK during Xenopus development”, Kragtorp KA, and Miller JR, Development 133,685-695, (2006).

“Establishment of the dorsal-ventral axis in Xenopus embryos coincides with the dorsal enrichment of Dishevelled that is dependent on cortical rotation”, Miller JR, Rowning BA, Larabell CA, Yang-Snyder JA, Bates RL, and Moon RT, J. Cell Biol. 146:427-437, (1999).

“Nuclear beta-catenin is required to specify vegetal cell fates in the sea urchin embryo”, Logan CY, Miller JR, Ferkowicz MJ, and McClay DR, Development 126:345-357, (1999).

“Differential recruitment of Dishevelled provides signaling specificity in the Planar Cell Polarity and Wingless signaling pathways”, Axelrod JD, Miller JR, Shulman JM, Moon RT, and Perrimon N, Genes & Dev. 12:2610-2622, (1998)

“Analysis of the signaling activities of localization mutants of beta-catenin during axis specification in Xenopus”, Miller JR and Moon RT, J. Cell Biol. 139:229-244, (1997).

“Establishment of the dorso-ventral axis in Xenopus embryos is presaged by early asymmetries in beta-catenin that are modulated by the Wnt signaling pathway”, Larabell CA, Torres M, Rowning BA, Yost C, Miller JR, Wu M, Kimelman D, and Moon RT, J. Cell Biol. 136:1123-136, (1997).

“Characterization of the role of cadherin in regulating cell adhesion during sea urchin development”, Miller JR and McClay DR, Dev. Biol. 192:323-339, (1997).

“Changes in the pattern of adherens junction associated beta-catenin accompany morphogenesis in the sea urchin embryo”, Miller JR and McClay DR, Dev. Biol. 192:310-322, (1997).

“A frizzled homolog functions in a vertebrate Wnt signaling pathway”, Yang-Snyder JA, Miller JR, Brown JD, Lai CJ, and Moon RT, Curr. Biol. 6:1302-1306, (1996).

“The axis-inducing activity, stability and subcellular distribution of beta-catenin is regulated in Xenopus embryos by glycogen synthase kinase 3”, Yost C, Torres M, Miller JR, Huang E, Kimelman D, and Moon RT, Genes & Dev. 10:1443-1454, (1996).

“Dynamics of thin filopodia during sea urchin gastrulation”, Miller J, Fraser SE, and McClay DR, Development 121:2501-2511, (1995).

Recent Professional Development Activities 

NOAA Teacher at Sea Alumni Association Project ROVe and Sensors programs - Participated in workshops to learn how to build and incorporate underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROV) into classroom activities. Click here for more information.

Volunteer for the National Park Service - Participated in electrofishing project to remove invasive species and restore native fishes in Bright Angel Creek, Grand Canyon Nation Park.  Click here for more information.

Volunteer for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Teacher at Sea Program - Participated in survey of shark populations in the Gulf of Mexico onboard NOAA Ship Oregon II.  Click here for more information.

Classes Current Teaching
Name Title Term Days Times/Dates
BIO100 View class details for Biology Concepts (BIO100)Biology Concepts SPR24 JAN 16 - MAY 10
BIO100 View class details for Biology Concepts (BIO100)Biology Concepts SPR24 TR 8:30am - 9:45am
JAN 16 - MAY 10
BIO100 View class details for Biology Concepts (BIO100)Biology Concepts SPR24 TR 10:00am - 11:15am
JAN 16 - MAY 10
BIO100 View class details for Biology Concepts (BIO100)Biology Concepts SPR24 JAN 16 - MAY 10
BIO145 View class details for Marine Biology (BIO145)Marine Biology SPR24 JAN 16 - MAY 10
BIO145 View class details for Marine Biology (BIO145)Marine Biology SPR24 JAN 16 - MAY 10
BIO145 View class details for Marine Biology (BIO145)Marine Biology SPR24 M 8:30am - 9:45am
JAN 22 - MAY 10
BIO145 View class details for Marine Biology (BIO145)Marine Biology SPR24 M 10:00am - 11:15am
JAN 22 - MAY 10
BIO100 View class details for Biology Concepts (BIO100)Biology Concepts SUM24 MAY 28 - JUL 18
BIO100 View class details for Biology Concepts (BIO100)Biology Concepts SUM24 MAY 28 - JUL 18
BIO100 View class details for Biology Concepts (BIO100)Biology Concepts SUM24 MAY 28 - JUL 18
BIO100 View class details for Biology Concepts (BIO100)Biology Concepts SUM24 MAY 28 - JUL 18
BIO145 View class details for Marine Biology (BIO145)Marine Biology SUM24 MAY 28 - JUL 18
BIO145 View class details for Marine Biology (BIO145)Marine Biology SUM24 MAY 28 - JUL 18
BIO100 View class details for Biology Concepts (BIO100)Biology Concepts FAL24 MW 8:30am - 9:45am
AUG 19 - DEC 13
BIO100 View class details for Biology Concepts (BIO100)Biology Concepts FAL24 MW 10:00am - 11:15am
AUG 19 - DEC 13
BIO100 View class details for Biology Concepts (BIO100)Biology Concepts FAL24 AUG 19 - DEC 13
BIO100 View class details for Biology Concepts (BIO100)Biology Concepts FAL24 AUG 19 - DEC 13
BIO100 View class details for Biology Concepts (BIO100)Biology Concepts FAL24 MW 12:00pm - 1:15pm
AUG 19 - DEC 13
BIO100 View class details for Biology Concepts (BIO100)Biology Concepts FAL24 MW 1:30pm - 2:45pm
AUG 19 - DEC 13
BIO100 View class details for Biology Concepts (BIO100)Biology Concepts FAL24 AUG 19 - DEC 13
BIO100 View class details for Biology Concepts (BIO100)Biology Concepts FAL24 AUG 19 - DEC 13

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